University of Science and Technology Chittagong

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Dr. Shah Samiur Rashid

Dr. Shah Samiur Rashid

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Biotechnology


“Senior Lecturer (July, 2012 to present), Industrial Biotechnology, Faculty of Industrial Sciences & Technology (FIST), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)

Cluster Head (2017-2021), Green Technology Research Cluster, FIST, UMP

Fellow, Centre for Biocomposites and Innovative Materials (CBIM), UMP, Malaysia

Post-doctoral Fellow (UKM-YSD Chair) (June, 2011 to May, 2012)

Dept. of Chemical & Process Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia”


  • PhD in Biotechnology Engineering
  • MSc in Genetics & Breeding
  • BSc in Biochemistry

Program Affiliated

  • Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Areas of Interest

  • Green Technology (Sustainable Applications of Industrial Enzymes)
  • Natural Product & Clinical microbiology

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Enzyme Technology
  • Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Bioanalytical Chemistry Laboratory
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Biomaterial Science
  • Biomaterial and Bio-manufacturing
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Unit Operation • Bioprocess Technology
  • Bioprocess Technology Laboratory
  • Extraction and Bioseparation
  • Extraction and Bioseparation Laboratory
  • Laboratory Quality Management & Validation
  • Nutraceutical and Functional Food
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Journals & Articles

YEAR 2022

  • Shah Samiur Rashid, Abu Hasnat Mustafa, Mohd Hasbi Ab Rahim, Burcu Gunes (2022) Magnetic nickel nanostructure as cellulase immobilization surface for the hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (IF: 6.95, Q1), Volume 209, Part A, 1 June 2022, Pages 1048-1053; []
  • Md fazlul karim khan, Shah Samiur Rashid, Aizi nor mazila ramli, Muhammad nomani kabir, Mohammad nazmul hasan maziz (2022) The Characterisation of Diarrhoeagenic Verotoxin Producing Non-O157 Escherichia coli among Young Children in Kuantan, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences (Scopus & Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). Vol. 29 Issue 2, p55-68. 14p

YEAR 2021

  • Md Fazlul Karim Khan, SS Rashid, ANM Ramli, MN Kabir, MNH Maziz (2021) Structural analysis of plasmid-mediated verotoxin gene producing non-o157 escherichia coli using molecular dynamic simulations Journal of microbiology, biotechnology and food sciences (IF: 0.44), e4142-e4142 (2021-04-07)

YEAR 2020

  •  Statistical Analysis of Solvent Polarity Effects on Phytochemicals Extraction: Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA) Approach Shah, S.R., Ukaegbu, C.I., Hamid, H.A., Rahim, M.H.A., Chuan, Z.L. Malaysian Journal of Mathematical Sciences (SCOPUS) 14(S) December : 139-153 (2020)In vitro evaluation of Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. for thrombolytic, antioxidant, membrane stabilizing and antimicrobial activities Abul Kalam Azad, Farhina Rahman Laboni, Harun Rashid, Sahena Ferdous, Shah Samiur Rashid, Nurkhalida Kamal, Zubair Khalid Labu, M. S. Islam & Zaidul Islam Sarker, Natural product research (IF 2.158) 34 (16), 2394-2397
  • Molecular Characterization of Plasmid-Mediated Non-O157 Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli Isolated from Infants and Children with Diarrhea MFK Khan, SS Rashid Baghdad Science Journal 17 (3), 0710-0710
  • Computational Investigation on Protein Sequence of Non-O157 VTEC for Potentiality of Vaccine Production MFK Khan, MN Kabir, SS Rashid, O Tayan, MNH Maziz 2020 IEEE International Conference on Automatic Control and Intelligent
  • Phenolic Compounds of Aqueous and Methanol Extracts of Hypsizygus tessellatus (brown and white var.) and Flammulina velutipes caps: Antioxidant and Antiproliferative Activities. CI Ukaegbu, SR Shah, H Abd Hamid, OR Alara, MZI Sarker Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal

YEAR 2019

  • Detection of ESBL and MBL in Acinetobacter spp. and Their Plasmid Profile Analysis. Md Fazlul K. Khan, Shah S. Rashid, Aizi Nor M. Ramli, Ukaegbu C. Ishmael and Mohammad Nazmul H. Maziz. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences (IF: 0.86) Volume 12, Number 3, August 2019
  • Cellulose Supported Pd(II) Complex Catalyzed Carbon–Carbon Bonds Formation. Shaheen M. Sarkar, S. S. Rashid, Kaykobad Md Rezaul Karim, Siti Noor Hidayah Mustapha, Yuen Mei Lian, Normaiza Zamri, Md. Maksudur Rahman Khan, and Md. Lutfor Rahman. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IF-1.354). Vol. 18, 1–6, 2018. []
  • Extracts of Hypsizygus tessellatus (white var.) Caps inhibited MCF-7 And MDA-MB-231 cell lines proliferation. C. I. Ukaegbu · S. R. Shah · H. A. Hamid · Z. Normaiza · O. R. Alara. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization (IF-1.181, Q2). pp 1–15. []

YEAR 2018

  • A clinical update on Antibiotic Resistance Gram-negative bacteria in Malaysia- a review. Fazlul MKK, Shah Samiur Rashid, Nazmul MHM, Zaidul I.S.M, Roesnita Baharudin, Aizi Nor Mazila Ramli. Journal of International Pharmaceutical Research (SCOPUS). Vol 45 (270-283) 2018. []
  • Detection of virulence factors and β lactamase encoding genes among the clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Fazlul MKK, Najnin A, Farzana Y, Rashid MA, Deepthi S, Srikumar C, SS Rashid, Nazmul MHM. Journal of International Pharmaceutical Research (SCOPUS). Vol 45 (190-202) 2018. []
  • Evaluation of antioxidant and antibacterial activities of the stems of Flammulina velutipes and Hypsizygus tessellatus (white and brown var.) extracted with different solvents. S. R. Shah, C. I. Ukaegbu, H. A. Hamid & O. R. Alara. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization (IF-1.181, Q2). 12:1947–1961. DOI 10.1007/s11694-018-9810-8. 23rd April 2018.[]
  • Acetone extract of flammulina velutipes caps: a promising source of antioxidant and anticancer agents. CI Ukaegbu, SR Shah, AH Hazrulrizawati, OR Alara, Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences (SCOPUS); 24th July 2018, [] 7 (4), 675-682
  • In vitro evaluation of Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. for thrombolytic, antioxidant, membrane stabilizing and antimicrobial activities. Abul Kalam Azad, Farhina Rahman Laboni, Harun Rashid, Sahena Ferdous, Shah Samiur Rashid, Nurkhalida Kamal, Zubair Khalid Labu, M. S. Islam & Zaidul Islam Sarker. Natural Product Research (IF-1.928). []

YEAR 2017

  • Highly Active and Reusable Kenaf Cellulose Supported Bio-Poly(hydroxamic acid) Functionalized Copper Catalysts for C–N Bond Formation Reactions. Siti Hajar Mohamad Ros, Md. Shaharul Islam, Md. Lutfor Rahman, Shah Samiur Rashid, Zaira Zaman Chowdhury, Md. Eaqub Ali, Shaheen M. Sarkar. BioResources (IF- 1.86) Vol 12, No 1 (2017)
  • ESBL and MBL genes detection and plasmid profile analysis from Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates from Selayang Hospital, Malaysia. Nazmul Mhm, Fazlul Mkk, Shah Samiur Rashid, Saeid Reza Doustjalali, Farzana Yasmin, Karim Al-Jashamy, Munira Bhuiyan, Negar Shafiei Sabet. Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences, P J M H S Vol. 11, NO. 3, JUL -SEP 2017 )
  • Between the bioactive extracts of edible mushrooms and pharmacologically important nanoparticles need for the investigation of a synergistic combination- A Mini-review. Ishmael, Ukaegbu Chinonso, Rashid, Shah Samiur, Jalal, K. C. A., Sarkar, Shaheen M., Hazrulrizawati, Hamid, Nina Suhaity, Azmi (2017). Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 10 (3). pp. 13-24. ISSN 2455-3891(print); 0974-2441
  • Tapioca Cellulose Based Copper Nanoparticles for Chemoselective N-Alkylation. Islam, Md. Shaharul; Mandal, Bablu Hira; Biswas, Tapan Kumar; Rahman, Md. Lutfor; Rashid, S. S; Tan, Suat-Hian; Sarkar, Shaheen M. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IF-1.354), Volume 17, Number 1, January 2017, pp. 550-557(8)

YEAR 2016

  • Optimization of the Enzymatic Saccharification Process of Empty Fruit Bunch Pretreated with Laccase Enzyme. Samiur Rashid Shah, Ukaegbu Chinonso Ishmael, Jaya Vejayan Palliah, Mohammed Fazli Farida Asras, Sharifah Suhaiza Binti Nik Wan Ahmad. Bioresources (IF: 1.86), Vol 11, No 2 (2016)
  • Statistical Modeling and Optimization of Enzymatic Pretreatment of Empty Fruit Bunches with Laccase Enzyme. Ukaegbu Chinonso Ishmael,Samiur Rashid Shah, Jaya Vejayan Palliah, Mohammed Fazli Farida Asras, Sharifah Suhaiza Binti Nik Wan Ahmad and Victor Bamidele Ayodele. BioResources (IF 1.86), 2016, 11(2), 5013-5032
  • Poly(hydroxamic acid) Functionalized Copper Catalyzed C-N Bond Formation Reactions. Shaharul Islam , Bablu Hira Mandal, Tapan Biswas, Lutfor Rahman, Shah Shamiur Rashid, Tan Suat Hian, Md. Shaheen Sarkar. ChemInform, 47(43) October 2016, DOI: 10.1002/chin.201643022

YEAR 2015

  • Physicochemical properties, cytotoxicity, and antimicrobial activity of sulphated zirconia nanoparticles. Mftah A, Alhassan FH, Al-Qubaisi MS, El Zowalaty ME, Webster TJ, Sh-eldin M, Rasedee A, Taufiq-Yap YH, Rashid SS. International Journal of Nanomedicine (IF 4.47), Volume 2015:10(1) Pages 765-774
  • New insights into seaweed polyphenols on glucose homeostasis. Amarchand Chordia Murugan, Md. Rezaul Karim, Mashitah Binti Mohd Yusoff, Suat Hian Tan, Mohd Fazli Bin Farida Asras, Shah Samiur Rashid. Pharmaceutical Biology (IF 2.97), Ahead of Print, 2015, Pages 1-11, doi: 10.3109/13880209.2014.959615


  • Comparative flower pigment study of orchid plants. Suat Hian Tan, Shahida Abdul Manap, Md. Rezaul Karim , Shah Samiur Rashid, Maziah Mahmood, Nyuk Ling Ma. December 2014; Advances in Environmental Biology
  • Anti-amylolytic activity of fresh and cooked okra (Hibiscus esculentus L.) pod extract M.R. Karim, M.S.Islam, ShaheenM.Sarkar, A.C.Murugan, EssamA.Makky, S.S.Rashid, Mashitah M.Yusoff Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (IF 3.28) 3(2014)373–377
  • Mesoporous Silica-Supported Sulfonyldiamine Ligand for Microwave-Assisted Transfer Hydrogenation Shaheen M. Sarkar, Md. Eaqub Ali, Md. Shaharul Islam, Md. Lutfor Rahman, S. S. Rashid, M. R. Karim, and Mashitah Mohd Yusoff. Journal of Nanomaterials (IF 1.98) Article ID 674752 Received 21 July 2014; Accepted 26 August 2014
  • Kinetosis: All You Need To Know.Ukaegbu Chinonso Ishmael, Shah Samiur Rashid, Ukaegbu Benjamin Chibuike. Journal of Biotechnology Science Research.2014;1(3):63-74
  • Effects of Pregnancy on Serum Calcium, Magnesium and Inorganic Phosphate Ion In Relation To Osteo Disease. Ukaegbu Chinonso Ishmael, Shah Samiur Rashid, Ukaegbu Benjamin Chibuike, Esmail Abdullah Mohammed Basheer (2014): Journal of Biotechnology Science Research.2014; 1(2):22-29
  • Chemical Methods of Pretreatment, Sugar Yields and Economic Costs: A Review. Ukaegbu Chinonso Ishmael, Shah Samiur Rashid, Esmail Abdullah Mohammed Basheer (2014): Journal of Biotechnology Science Research.2014; 1 (2):30-38
  • Rashid S. S. and Alam M. Z. (2013) Statistical Optimization of the Enzymatic Saccharification of the Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunches. International Science Index Vol:7, No:6, 2013
  • Rashid S S, Alam M Z, Fazli M B F A (2013). Separation of Cellulase Enzyme from Fermentation Broth of Palm Oil Mill Effluent by Ultrafiltration Process. International Journal of Chemical, Environmental & Biological Sciences (IJCEBS) Volume 1, Issue 3 (2013) ISSN 2320-4079; EISSN 2320–4087
  • Syafawati Ahmad Kamal, Jamaliah Md Jahim, Nurina Anuar, Osman Hassan, Wan Ramli Wan Daud, Mariatul Fadzillah Mansor, Shah Samiur Rashid (2012) Pre-Treatment Effect of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) during Hydrogen Production by a Local Isolate Clostridium butyricum. International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 2 (2012) No. 4, pages: 54-60
  • Rashid S S*, Alam M Z, Karim M I A, Salleh, M H (2011) Development of pretreatment of empty fruit bunches for enhanced enzymatic saccharification. African Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 10 (81), pp. 18728-18738.
  • Abdullah Al Mamun*, Md. Zahangir Alam, Nik Amirul Faisal Nik Mohd and Shah Samiur Rashid (2011) Adsorption of Heavy Metals from Landfill Leachate by Wasted Biosolids. African Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol. 10 (81), pp. 18869-18881.
  • Shah Samiur Rashid; Md. Zahangir Alam; M. Ismail A. Karim; M. Hamzah Salleh (July 2009). Management of palm oil mill effluent through production of cellulases by filamentous fungi, World J Microbiol Biotechnol (IF 2.477) , 25 (2009) 2219-2226.
  • Rashid S S, Alam M Z, Karim M I A, Salleh, M H (2009). Optimization of nutrient supplements for cellulase production with palm oil mill effluent as a basal medium. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 60 (2009) 809-815.